Whitney’s Recommendations

Hi! I’m Whitney- a wine lover in San Francisco. I’ve lived in SF for about 2.5 years and have absolutely loved living so close to Wine Country. I spend most of my weekends in Napa or Sonoma discovering new wineries and visiting my favorites. My current favorite varietals are Pinot Noir, Barbera, and Sauvignon Blanc. I’m so excited to give my recommendations! All of my recs are based on wines that I have personally tried during my time living in SF and visiting the wineries. If you have any questions or would like a personalized recommendation, feel free to email me at winebywhitney@gmail.com or DM me on instagram at @winebywhitney

Whitney, @winebywhitney

Turnbull 

Turnbull is one of my favorite wineries in Napa. They have an absolutely gorgeous property and all their wines are estate-grown through sustainable practices. You can tell how much they care about their wines through every sip. 

My favorite wines: 

  • You honestly can’t go wrong with any of their Cabernet Sauvignons. Cab Sauv is never my first choice in varietals, but I will choose to drink these Cabs any day! 
  • They also have a delicious Petite Verdot and Cabernet Franc. 
  • Although you cannot purchase it online, If you ever get a chance to visit their winery, pick up a bottle of their Josephine Sauvignon Blanc. It’s one of my favorite Sauv Blancs ever!

Conduit / Tag + Jug Cider Co.

Conduit and Tag + Jug Cider are local to San Francisco. They are run by an awesome husband and wife team and are the perfect small business to support during this time! Their wines are natural and clean. They are also offering a Blend your Own Wine Virtual Experience that you can do in your home. I recently participated and it was so fun! 

My favorite wines: 

  • Contra Costa County Marsanne/Roussanne
  • Dry Creek Valley Syrah
  • You can’t go wrong with any of their ciders!

Meadowcroft

Meadowcroft is one of my favorite wineries in Sonoma. They are a small winery with a super fun tasting room! They are also one of my Wine Clubs and my favorite place to take my friends and family when they visit. They have a large variety of wines and I’ve loved every wine I’ve tried from them. It was honestly so hard to pick favorites, but here they are: 

My favorite wines: 

  • Russian River Valley French Colombard 
  • Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 
  • River Trace GSM
  • Louvau Vineyard Zinfandel 
  • Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon 

Tvine

Tvine is another one of my favorites in Napa. They are located up in Calistoga and have a great tasting experience. They partner with multigenerational, seasoned growers to make wines from old vine fruit. I have not had a wine from them that I didn’t like!

My favorite wines: 

  • Homegrown California White Wine (blend of old-vine Gewürztraminer and Grüner Veltliner and Riesling)
  • Bacigalupi Zinfandel 
  • Frediana Charbono
  • It’s not available right now, but their Grenahce is also amazing!